Brunsting, Ardyce Jane
Ardyce Jane Brunsting, 79, of Cedar Rapids, passed away Feb. 24, 2013, following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church with Pastor Emory Gillespie officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Ardyce was born on Aug. 14, 1933, in New Providence, Iowa, to Carl and Isabel Clemons. She grew up in Eldora, Iowa, graduated from Simpson College, and taught third grade in Boxholm, Iowa, before marrying Richard Scoville in 1953. They spent a brief time in El Paso, Texas, before returning to Iowa where they raised a family of three children and she worked as associate teacher for special needs children.
Ardyce is survived by her husband, Edward Brunsting, oldest son Scott Scoville and his wife, Cathy; youngest son Tom Scoville and his wife, Michelle; stepsons, Merle Brunsting, Keith Brunsting, and Steve Brunsting; stepdaughter, Marlys Brunsting; grandsons, Jon Scoville, Matt Scoville, Alex Scoville, and step-grandson, Jared Hall; and granddaughter, Leslie Scoville, and stepgranddaughter, Rebecca Hall. She also has two great-grandsons, Austin Scoville and Ethan Scoville; and a number of stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren on the Brunsting side of the family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard Scoville; and her daughter, Carla Scoville.
Ardyce was a beloved, loving, and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She loved entertaining family and friends and her meals were always anticipated with great joy. An avid traveler, she visited cities and sites around the world, including winter visits with Ed to Palm Springs. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, and a host of other crafts. She was an active member and deacon at Westminster Presbyterian Church and the Pi Beta Phi sorority. As a member of the Cedar Rapids Pi Phi Alumnae Club she served as secretary, historian, and calling and courtesy chairman. Her warm, welcoming nature and ready smile will be sorely missed.
Friends are encouraged to give memorial donations to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Orchestra Iowa.
Online condolences may be directed to www.cedarmemorial.com under Obituaries.
Published Feb. 27, 2013 in The Gazette